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Day and Night Book Tag

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I was catching up on some blog reading the other day and ended up coming across both of these Day and Night Book Tag posts (which can be found here and here). I really liked the questions and before I knew it I was filling it out and now here we are. The full post. Let’s get on with it:

D: Do you read more in the morning or at night?

I read whenever tbh. Actually that’s a lie I don’t read anything before noon but after that anything goes. I ‘waste’ hours reading and lose track very easily.

A: Are there any books that changed the way you thought about things?

Yes, a fair chunk of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, David Foster Wallace made me really question a lot of things about human nature and also to an extent the way that literature can be written and consumed. The Depressed Person in particular still makes me think a lot, even though it’s been roughly a year since I read it. (I also had to analyse this book for one of my tutorials at uni, so I could go on, but I won’t right now.)

Y: YA or not?

Y(A) not? (I am sorry that was a terrible joke, if it can even be considered one. The answer is hell yes, some of the books I devour quickest are YA and they stick with me for weeks after I finish and also contributes to my sense of achievement because I can cross a book off my to-read list and who doesn’t like that?!)

A: Are there any characters you honestly believe to be real?

I mean no. There are some characters that part of me wishes were real, yeah. And there are some people I know that are similar to characters in books, but that’s just because actual human traits and behaviours comprise all the best fictional characters.

N: Nobody borrows my books or I don’t mind lending them out?

There are very few people who want to borrow my books, and largely speaking I don’t have a massive problem with lending them out. Just as long as they don’t come back super damaged or anything. (Or you’re me and my best friend who borrow books from each other and then take forrreeevvveeerrrrr to return them. There is a book of fairy tales in my possession that I have to continually remind myself is not mine and going into her room is like discovering new treasures I forgot I owned.)

D: Do you ever smell your books?

Not intentionally. I do appreciate the smell of old books though.

N: Not everyone likes books, is this a positive or a negative?

I think to each their own.

I: I keep my books in the best condition or maybe not? Which are you?

Any book that I used for a module at uni comes complete with slightly dog eared pages and pencil markings, there might be the occasional highlighted passage there as well. The rest of them I am more careful with but in saying that I am not fussed about breaking the spine of books or anything, they are just a lot less penciled in than uni ones. And also age frays book covers and lack of proper storage in my house for all my books means that some are more weathered than others, which doesn’t bother all that much if I’m honest. They looked lived in. (And also, linking back to lending books out, if the spine of a book was not broken when I gave it to you, don’t return it to me with multiple breaks, I need to be responsible for that kind of activity.)

G: Gosh I have too many books! True or False?

HAHAHAHA!! I mean I am firm believer that there is no such things as too many books, but at the same time there are piles of books around my house because I have no-where else to put them. So yeah, I guess to some I have too many books.

H: Have you ever spilled or stained your books before with something, and if so how?

I mean I get the odd stain on them every now and again and crumbs have a way of embedding their way into the crease of a book and sometimes leave little marks where they once were. And I have water curled the edges of pages before, but I don’t think I have ever irrevocably stained a book to the point where I can’t do anything with it anymore.

T: Toned or untoned while reading? . . or in other words. . .Do you read and workout at the same time?

This implies that I work out at all, which I don’t really. So no. And anyway when I read I am usually reclined in some manner which means I am super relaxed. Reading relaxes me, I don’t need to mix that in with exercise. I imagine it would end badly anyway.

So that’s it. Another book related tag. But I like keep things bookish sometimes, it’s what I know. It’s where I’m comfortable. Something a little different might come on Sunday. Something that currently resides in the pages of my notebook.

Parentheses count: 6.  See you on Sunday.

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